Author Archives: Rachel Collis

About Rachel Collis

Rachel gained 15 years experience as a psychiatrist before moving into management consulting in 2001. She now lectures on the Executive MBA program at QUT and provides executive coaching, facilitation and workshops to organisations around Australia. To learn more, visit - http://rachelcollis.com.au/

Learning To Step Over Coercion And Create The Workplace Culture That You Want

In his wonderful book, The Nurture Effect, Tony Biglan, states that ’the most important stressor we humans typically face comes in the form of coercive interactions with other humans.’ Coercion is where people use unpleasant behaviour to influence you. If … Continue reading

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Little Things Lead to Sucess At Work

We tend to remember the big choices we make and think they determine the course of our life. Whilst it is true that these larger choices are important. It is actually our micro-behaviours that ultimately determine our success. Continue reading

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What a Country GP Can Teach You About Fame and Fortune

My father was a doctor. When he finished medical school, he planned to pursue a career with some prestige attached to it. He was going to become a surgeon or physician in some teaching hospital. He would work his way … Continue reading

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Creating Nurturing Environments

I want to highly recommend this podcast to you. Trent Codd talking with Anthony Biglan about creating nurturing environments. Key points for me: There are now many randomised controlled trials of family and community interventions that have been shown to … Continue reading

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How Mindfulness And Compassion Could Help You Do What Really Matters

The end of one year and the beginning of another is often an opportunity to torment ourselves with difficult questions: Did I give enough energy to the things that really matter to me? Did I give too much energy to … Continue reading

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Helping Alpha Executives to Drop The Corporate Armour

According to Ludeman and Erlandson (2004). ‘Alpha’ executives make up 70% of senior executives. They are confident and intelligent, competitive and impatient. They like to be in charge. ‘Alpha’ executives don’t tend to listen well to others. They engage in … Continue reading

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Which 8 Practices Will Help You To Flourish?

We are experiencing a rapid increase in the incidence of ‘lifestyle’ disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders, depression and anxiety. Dr Kelly Wilson (who IMHO wrote one of the best books I have ever read on psychotherapy) … Continue reading

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